LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project
Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021
Join us as we illuminate the work of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project. Come to enjoy a screening of “Strictly Speaking: Asian American Jews discuss heritage languages”, an episode from the new season of their short film series. Stick around for the whole program to enjoy an engaging conversation with cast member Maya Katz-Ali, and co-creator/producer Gen Xia Ye Slosberg. The two featured guests will also field questions from those attending on Zoom or Facebook during the program.
A project supported by Be’chol Lashon, LUNAR cultivates connection, belonging and visibility for Asian American Jews through authentic multimedia storytelling and intersectional community programming. The LUNAR team is currently releasing the second season of their highly popular video series, which features 23 Asian American Jews in conversation about identity topics like fusion food, belonging, Asian-Jewish solidarity, and media representation. Check out their first episode, The Taste of Connection, at the bottom of this page.
About the program’s guests:
Gen Xia Ye Slosberg is a writer & community organizer who serves as the Executive Producer of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project. She is a Bay Area based Jewish nonprofit professional & speaker who’s dedicated to advancing representation and belonging for Jews of Color. She has been featured on Alma, MTV News, and HuffPost for her identity and activism journey. She received her B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Maya Katz-Ali is the Bay Area Field Manager at OneTable, where she works to highlight various parts of the Jewish narrative and Jews of Color in the local community. She was born and raised in a multicultural home in Oakland, California. Her father is Muslim, born and raised in Bangalore, India and her mother is Jewish, born in New York the daughter of a World War II Refugee. Maya completed her B.A. and M.A. at Clark University in Massachusetts; during international internships and studies she deepened her love of building community across global contexts and bringing people together. She sees sharing stories, traditions, and values as central to our growth as a global community, which is one of the reasons the LUNAR project is so important to her.
Lunar: The Jewish-Asian Film Project
Season 1 Episode 1: The Taste of Connection